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Nov 14, 2017 by

Georgetown McDonough MBAs Head to Mexico to Volunteer

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While most MBA students enjoyed some rest and relaxation during their fall breaks, a group of six full-time and Evening MBAs from the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business traveled south of the border.

The students visited the historic city of San Miguel de Allende to volunteer at Centro Infantil de los Angeles, an organization that provides free daycare and preschool to the local community. Founded by Donna Quathamer in 2000 as a safe haven for the children of single mothers who sold their wares at outskirts of town, Casa de los Angeles has come from humble beginnings to serve over 170 children every day.

This marked the second year that McDonough students volunteered at Centro Infantil de los Angeles.

“This is a part of our sustainability efforts to form long-term, meaningful relationships with organizations, which we can pass along (to future MBA classes),” said James Chen, MBA ’18, Vice President of Community and Sustainability.

The MBAs worked alongside the full-time staff at the daycare, playing and coloring with the children, brushing their teeth, changing diapers, feeding them, and cleaning the area.

“I wanted the opportunity to volunteer for a great organization, where I knew I would make a difference. I also was very interested in the international aspect of the trip as I love to experience new countries and cultures,” Clark Britan, MBA ’18, said. “It was a great opportunity to meet other like-minded Georgetown McDonough students.”

The trip was organized through the MBA Student Government Association (SGA). The SGA acts as the primary interface between the student body and the faculty and administration and exists to make students’ time at the McDonough School of Business as enjoyable and rewarding as possible. The organization plans social events, boosts alumni relations, makes major student organization decisions, manages class finances, and implements new and existing policies or initiatives.

“[This trip] provides students an opportunity to dedicate time to volunteer efforts. The trek is more structured and allows for more in-depth and self-reflective volunteer opportunities for MBA students,” Chen said. “Additionally, it aligns with Georgetown’s Jesuit values and emphasis on improvement of the global community.”

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Nov 14, 2017 by

Five Chicago Booth MBAs Named Siebel Scholars, One Named McGowan Fellow

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The University of Chicago recently announced it’s Siebel Scholars and McGowan Fellow for 2018, with five MBA students from the Booth School of Business being recognized for their academic achievement and leadership, and awarded scholarship money for their efforts.

Darrick Chan, Kathleen Davis, Monica Kalwani, Igo Shkilko, and Yihan Tan make up this year’s group of Booth Siebel Scholars. Each second-year MBA student received $35,000 each toward their final year of MBA tuition.

Siebel Scholars are nominated their schools deans for their academic excellence, and leadership in the fields of business, computer science, bioengineering, and energy science. Established in 2000, the Siebel Foundation presents grants to more than 90 graduate students from 16 universities in the United States, China, France, Italy, and Japan. On average, Siebel Scholars rank in the top 5 percent of their class, and many rank within the top 1 percent.

Meanwhile, Pedro Amoroso Lima was named Chicago Booth’s McGowan Fellow for 2018 thanks to his commitment to ethical leadership. Lima is one of 10 McGowan Fellows nationwide this year. These students will work together on a social impact project that will tackle a particular challenge.

Established in 2010 by the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, a Chicago-based family foundation, the McGowan Fellows program awards full-year tuition to select students. The program aims to provide the resources and guidance to young professionals to become ethical, accountable leaders and role models for generations to come.

These are not the only scholarship and fellowship opportunities for Chicago Booth full-time MBAs. Full and partial tuition is awarded through merit-based awards, Chicago Booth Fellowships, and Corporate Fellowships. Merit-based awards do not require a formal application beyond the normal process of applying to Booth.

Like the merit-based awards, the 15 different Chicago Booth Fellowships have no formal application process, although interested Booth applicants are encouraged to contact the Office of Admissions (7773.702.7396) for more information. Fellowships are awarded under the categories of: Academic, Diversity, Industry, Leadership, Military, Regional, and the Yellow Ribbon Program.

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Nov 14, 2017 by

How Boston Business Schools Help Low-Income MBA Applicants

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Anyone planning on earning a postgraduate business degree knows that MBA programs cost a lot of money. In the Boston metro, where the cost of living is already high, the annual cost of an MBA program can reach upward of $100,000 … Ouch! Continue reading…

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Nov 13, 2017 by

Merage School of Business MBA Earns Praise From The Economist

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The UC Irvine’s Merage School of Business received some good news after the school was ranked in latest business school rankings of The Economist. The school placed 39th in the nation, 16th among public schools, and 56th in the world. The Los Angeles metro business school also scored well in categories including 29th in Open New Career Opportunities; 17th in alumnus rating of career services; and 13th in salary increase.
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Nov 7, 2017 by

Don Jacobs, Visionary Former Kellogg Dean, Passes Away at 90

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Some sad news out of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management — Don Jacobs, Kellogg’s dean from 1975 until 2001 and professor of finance since 1957, recently passed awayContinue reading…

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Nov 7, 2017 by

McDonough MBAs Strategize for Alfa Romeo at NBMBAA Case Competition

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A group of Georgetown McDonough School of Business MBA students competed against 36 other schools at the the recent National Black MBA/Prospanica Case Competition, coming in second place overall. The competition was held at the National Black MBA Association‘s annual conference in Philadelphia. Continue reading…

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